JeffRossMD

Jeff Ross

A diagnostic and interventional radiologist from Colorado Springs--I am also the founder, CEO and managing director of Vailshire Capital Management, LLC, and its hedge fund: Vailshire Partners, LP. I'm blessed with a great wife, three lively kids and a yellow lab named Daisy. Additionally, I am more than honored to be a (small) part of The Motley Fool, with its passion for teaching and entertaining investors from all walks of life!

General Information

Name:
Jeff Ross
Fool Since:
March 8 2011
Where I Live:
Colorado Springs, CO
Where I Grew Up:
St. Cloud, MN
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
I love learning about any investment that is under-appreciated and has the potential to grow--from equities to bonds to REITs to MLPs to Safe Options and beyond!
Stocks I Own:
Many (I'm a bit of a stock junkie).

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
SBUX, BX, HCSG, BP, LPI, AXP, JPM, CSCO, CVS, AMZN, MSFT, GOOG
Industries:
Markets, Energy, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Technology, etc.
Boards:
Board of Directors for Colorado Springs Radiologists, PC
Books:
The Most Important Thing (Howard Marks); The Intelligent Investor (Benjamin Graham)
Newsletters:
Stansberry & Associates; The Weber Global Opportunities Report; The Palm Beach Letter
Magazines:
Barrons
People:
Warren Buffett, Porter Stansberry, Howard Marks, Peter L. Brandt, Dan Ferris, Frank Curzio, Dr. David Eifrig, Jr.

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Value and Growth Stocks; World-Dominating Dividend Growers; Junk Bonds; Selling Puts/Calls
Greatest Investment:
LNG (203%)
Worst Investment:
General Maritime bonds (-85%, got shafted in bankruptcy proceedings!)
Money I Manage:
Managing Director of Vailshire Partners, LP, which will begin operations on January 1, 2014.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Technical High School; Gustavus Adolphus College (BA in Biology); University of MN Medical School (MD); Medical College of Wisconsin (Board Certified Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist)
Job Title
Physician; Secretary/Treasurer of CSRPC
Company / Organization
Colorado Springs Radiologists, PC
Former Jobs
Starbucks Barista; Nursing Assistant in Minneapolis and Jerusalem, Israel

Interests

Personal Quote:
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourself." (Philippians 2:3)
My Interests:
Investing wisely; Marriage and Family; Tennis; Acoustic Guitar; Singing; Skiing; Friends; Good Coffee and Chocolate
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Warren Buffett; Jesus (seriously); Bono; Porter Stansberry
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Crab; Chocolate; Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese
Favorite Vacation Spots:
CO (where I live!); California; Anywhere with interesting history
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Professional Tennis; Denver Broncos
Favorite Movies:
Harry Potter; Lord of the Rings; The Matrix; Oceans 11-13; Bourne Trilogy
Favorite Board Games:
I don't like board games. ;)
Favorite Video Games:
I once got the high score on Donkey Kong (does that date me?)
Favorite Music or Musicians:
David Crowder, Norah Jones, Tenth Avenue North, The Silent Grey Fellows
Great Books Read Recently:
The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks
Book Currently Reading:
Market Sense and Nonsense by Jack Schwager